Fw: More FMs for Albany

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Tue Feb 24 14:52:35 EST 2004

WPTR (or WDCD after Monday) protects both ZNS-1 and KXEL. When WPTR was
granted, KXEL wasn't yet a Class IB but it was apparently negotiating with
the FCC for an upgrade in class. An engineer who was quite involved in the
design of WPTR told me that KXEL protested WPTR's original application but
the applicant made measurements that demonstrated that KXEL did not deliver
a 0.5 mV/m 50% skywave in the eastern part of the Mohawk Valley. Had KXEL
not been trying to be reclassified from Class II to Class IB, its skywave
coverage in New York state would have been irrelevant. As a kid, I used to
listen to KXEL regularly in New York City, but I doubt whether the signal
was 0.5 mV/m 50% of the time. Sometimes I would get ZNS instead of KXEL. At
that time ZNS had no number in its call sign and it was 10 kW-U ND-U.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
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----- Original Message -----
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: SteveOrdinetz <steveord@bit-net.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: More FMs for Albany

> <<On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:46:50 -0500 (EST), "SteveOrdinetz"
<steveord@bit-net.com> said:
> > I'm surprised you get a decent signal on 1540 in NYC...I thought they
> > directional NE.  The signal drops off real fast heading west...it's gone
> > by the time you get to Amsterdam.  I'm surprised their day pattern isn't
> > bit looser...isn't the station they're protecting the 1540 in Iowa, or
> > does 2nd adjacent WWKB (then WKBW) factor into it as well?
> ZNS1 is the station that WPTR is protecting.
> -GAWollman

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